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Horses have always played a huge role in Debbie McKenzie’s life. In fact, they have taken her all around the world, not just on globetrotting adventures but also for work! She has been fortunate enough to train horses in Spain, lead horse rides along the beach in North Devon, groom Hanoverians in Germany and exercise […]

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It’s the most exclusive sporting event on earth, in Europe’s most revered location. The St Moritz Snow Polo World Cup is pomp and glamour at its finest. It’s the lifestyle of the rich and the famous – more than 12,000 private jets touch down at St Moritz’s private airport each year and a large proportion […]

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Name of breed: Giara Country of origin: Island of Sardinia, Italy Breed origin: The origins of the Giara horse are uncertain, with one theory suggesting it may have been brought into the island of Sardinia by the Phoenicians or the Greeks in the 4th or 5th century BC. It has characteristics of oriental horse types, […]

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Born in 1965, Red Rum was a champion Thoroughbred steeplechaser who achieved an unmatched historic treble when he won the Grand National, the world’s greatest steeplechase event, in 1973, 1974 and 1977, and also came second in the two years in between (1975 and 1976). Red Rum’s owner, Martyn McEnery, gave the great thoroughbred his […]

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Name of breed: Curly horse Country of origin: North America Breed origin: The origins of the Curly horse are highly debated among the equestrian community, with much of the confusion revolving around what the breed is and what it should actually be called. Some prefer it to be called ‘Bashkir Curly’ (a breed we have […]

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Name of breed: Icelandic horse Country of origin: Iceland Breed origin: The ancestors of the Icelandic horse were probably taken to Iceland by Scandinavians during the Viking Age between 860 and 935 AD. The Norse settlers were followed by immigrants from Norse colonies in Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Western Isles of Scotland. […]

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Burro Racing is essentially a marathon that celebrates the burro’s (Spanish for donkey) role in the old mining days in Fairplay, a small town in Colorado. The yearly event is held during the last weekend of July, and is tough and unpredictable because of the burro itself. Each runner has to lead a burro carrying […]

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Name of breed: Belgian Draught Horse Country of origin: Belgium Breed origin: The Belgian draught horse, also known as the Belgian heavy horse, is a breed from the Brabant region of modern Belgium. The foundation stock for the Belgian was actually originally known as the Brabant, and until the 1940s, the Belgian and the Brabant […]

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It’s time for you to meet the wonderful Susan Wettenhall, a first-time globetrotter who recently ticked off a very special item on her bucket list…to ride in the footsteps of the Man from Snowy River and visit Craig’s Hut! As Susan describes it, horses are her life, and what better way to enjoy it than […]

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Name of breed: Riwoche Country of origin: Tibet Breed origin: The Riwoche horse is a dun-coloured, pony-sized horse indigenous to northeastern Tibet. It was named by European explorers after its home region. It came to international attention in 1995, at which time its primitive appearance and small size led to speculation that it might be […]

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